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    Premium Gem 1859 Three Dollar
    Swirling Luster

    1859 $3 MS66 NGC. The detail is uncommonly intricate on this Premium Gem, both on Liberty's portrait and the reverse wreath but on that side's clash marks as well; not only are the broad outlines of the head visible in the clashing, but an impression from Liberty's ear links the 3 in the denomination and the second L in DOLLARS. Apart from these technical considerations, this is a gorgeous gold-to-peach example of the last 1850s Philadelphia issue, minimally marked with swirling luster and a few small coppery areas at the rims. Just a single MS67 example is finer in the combined certified population (6/12).
    From The Harvey Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 7K5K, PCGS# 7979)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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